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What do we think about care?

A full time job with no pay - would you agree to that?

The recently launched infographics on unpaid care work illustrate the demands, impact and unequal share of responsibility across Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Nicaragua South...

Kanchan Begum, a chilli producer in Bangladesh, sorting chilli on a tarpaulin. "Now, my chilli is dust free and high rated in market” (Credit: Golam Fazle Rabbani/Oxfam)

Bangladeshi women speak up about care and cooking

In the second part of a series on unpaid care work, Golam Fazle Rabbani, describes how assessing working hours led to better stoves and improved gender equality in one of the poorest regions of Bangladesh. ...

Aliah Abdo Mohammed, Yemen

Girls in Yemen deserve a childhood

Tuesday's high profile summit on early marriage and female genital mutilation, hosted by David Cameron, is a chance to give girls back their childhood. In Yemen, around a third of girls are married...

Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...

Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit – but the government can change that

As the government's Universal Credit initiative to combine several welfare payments into one goes into its next phase, Caroline Davey from Gingerbread talks about the negative impact that it...

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away

Broken promises: rural women hit hardest by corporate land deals

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away. Small-scale...

Cover image from Oxfam VAW action plan paper. Credit: Heather McClintock/Oxfam

What will it take to end violence against women?

Fresh from the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York, Daniela Rosche argues that there is too much rhetoric and not enough action in the struggle to end violence against women. ...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

Wubalem (second right) and neighbours load racks taken from a modern hive into a centrifuge that will separate the honey from the wax. The racks, complete with wax, will then be replaced in the hive. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Credit

A taste of honey - reaching marginalised women in Ethiopia

At Oxfam, much like Hannibal from 1980s cult classic, the A-Team we love it when a plan comes together, which is why we are so pleased that our research into Women's Collective Action (WCA)...

The women of Nawoyatir village, Turkana, Kenya, celebrate 6 boreholes being drilled in their community. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Dear women’s rights movements, thank you!

In time for International Women's Day 2013, Oxfam International's gender justice lead says thank you to women's rights organisations around the world.  ...